Oracle Technology Network Surpasses 10 Million Users; Oracle Proposes New Code Contribution to the Eclipse Foundation
- Demonstrating Oracle’s
position as the leading provider of technologies and platforms of choice
for developers, administrators, and architects, Oracle today announced
that the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has surpassed 10 million
registered users. OTN is the world’s largest community of application
developers, database administrators, system administrators, and
architects using industry-standard technologies in combination with
- Oracle continues to see significant developer
adoption of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 with over 9.1
million downloads of the Java EE SDK and GlassFish Server distributions
during the last 12 months.
- Over the last six months, Oracle has
delivered new releases of a broad range of developer tools including
Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF),
Oracle Team Productivity Center, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse,
NetBeans, and Oracle Solaris Studio.
- Continuing its commitment
to open source and specifically to the Eclipse Foundation, Oracle
announced today that it has proposed a new code contribution to the
Eclipse Foundation, called Sapphire, intended to help Eclipse developers
design better Java desktop user interfaces.
- These milestones
represent the latest in Oracle’s long history of fostering development
communities and providing a complete, open, integrated set of
development tools that enhance developer productivity and innovation.
Oracle Technology Network Leading Resource for Java Developers
Technology Network recently completed the migration of all content from
the popular Java developer sites developers.sun.com, and java.sun.com,
(as well as the Solaris-focused BigAdmin site) to a completely
re-architected, re-designed Website which receives one million page
views per business day.
- The new home for the Java developer
community is java.oracle.com, the ultimate, complete, and authoritative
source of technical information and learning about Java.
Oracle Continues Contributions to the Eclipse Community
Continuing its commitment to the Open Source community, Oracle has
proposed a new project called the Sapphire project to the Technology
Container Project at the Eclipse Foundation. The project aims to bring
User Interface (UI) writing in Eclipse to a higher level of abstraction
by raising the basic building block of the UI to a property editor,
rather than a widget (text box, label, button, etc.).
- A property
editor analyzes metadata associated with a given property, renders the
appropriate widgets to edit that property and wires up data binding.
Data is synchronized, validation is passed from the model to the UI, and
content assistance is made available, saving the developer the task of
writing these tasks from scratch.
Developers Embrace Java EE 6 and GlassFish Server
its advances as a highly productive, lightweight and extensible
development platform for enterprise server applications, Java EE 6
continues to see rapid adoption by the developer community. The
reference implementation of Java EE is not only available from Oracle as
the Java EE SDK but also in a commercially supported server, Oracle
GlassFish Server, and as a free, open source server, GlassFish Server
Open Source Edition. Oracle GlassFish Server is part of the Oracle
Fusion Middleware application grid portfolio and complements Oracle
WebLogic Server. Milestones and developments include:
- GlassFish Server downloads have increased 73 percent year over year.
released GlassFish Server 3.0.1, the industry’s first application
server to support Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6. The new release
focuses on improved flexibility and ease of use, allowing developers to
reduce cost by providing improved developer productivity on a simplified
application architecture foundation. GlassFish Server 3.0.1 also
features alignment with NetBeans 6.9, support for Eclipse, scripting
support including JRuby/Ruby and Groovy/Grails, an easy-to-use
Administration Console and Update Center connectivity.
JavaOne, Oracle also previewed GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
3.1. Driven by community feedback, this release is intended to deliver
new features for high availability and large scale manageability and
at Oracle has never been more vibrant, particularly with the
integration of the Sun developer community sites into the Oracle
Technology Network,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice
president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “With recent releases of our
developer tools and GlassFish Server, Oracle is demonstrating its
commitment to providing a range of technologies for a diverse audience
of Java developers, ensuring that developers’ skill investments continue
to pay off. We also recognize that community participation and open
source are an essential part of maintaining a vibrant and industry
leading Java Platform. Oracle continues to listen and respond